December 15, 2009

Unbelievable

Would you believe hundreds of 16 to 18 year old first year college students orderly and patiently lined up to watch a ballet? By the time Ballet Manila's performance started in the Aliw Theater, there were about a thousand of them. And even more astounding, they actually enjoyed it! Tomorrow, I'll show you why.

16 to 18 year old students lined up to watch Ballet Manila at the Aliw Theater

31 comments:

marley said...

I went to the ballet a few years ago, I wasn't really looking forward to it, but it was fantastic!

PUSANG-kalye said...

di ko nabalitaan tong performance na to a. curious naman ako bigla. hehe

Jacob said...

No, I can't believe that, Hilda! You've got to be kidding! No? Well, I see a long orderly line...are you sure that isn't for the latest Brad Pitt movie? ;-)

I'll anxiously await your explanation!

Misalyn said...

Hmmmmmnnn it sounds strange that freshmen college students are interested in ballet.....I'll be back tomorrow but let me guess...*think...think*,scratches my head**

OK, i'll be back tomorrow.

julia said...

Very interesting, do tell us more so as to get some idea of where these kids are at!

Rob said...

A rare site to see orderly teenagers.

Per Stromsjo said...

I do like your composition. There's something magnetic about that - too!

Kaori said...

Must of been some show :D

brattcat said...

can't wait.

Eki said...

what a commendable appreciation for the art. we don't have a good ballet group here.

the donG said...

wow! you wont believe, havent watch ballet shows yet in my life. hahaha...

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» is looking forward to tomorrow!

Leif Hagen said...

Hmm, not a typical ballet going crowd! I wonder why they were there ....

hadv said...

I can't wait to know why. Is it a ballet version of Ibon Adarna something?! :D

hadv said...

I meant Alamat-something. Hahaha.. obviously I haven't heard of Google before. Nice to be back..

Don and Krise said...

Maybe they were being paid large sums of money to go? Oh, I don't know. I guess I'll have to wait for tomorrow's post.

Olivier said...

Impressionnante cette longue foule ;))

Priyanka Khot said...

College students lining up for a ballet performance... now I am curious to know why?
Most of the college students here in Delhi would stay away from anything that is not pop or rock (in that order)

Dina said...

Really heart-warming.

I always remember my daughter, just a few years old, at her first ballet in Tel Aviv. She gazed at the line of dancers in classic tutu in soft lighting, moving so gracefully, and whispered, "Are they real? Do they have bones?!" :)

Small City Scenes said...

Hmmmm.....waiting for the answer. MB

reganmchale said...

how do u do that..................................................

Kate said...

A great angle and perspective! Yes, I believe that youngsters of this age will line up to see a ballet. Kids often display VERY good taste!!

Pam said...

That is encouraging to see no matter what the reason is. Its a wonderful experience for all of them.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's really wonderful see young people going for culture and art , specially ballet!
Léia :)

B SQUARED said...

That would never happen here.

George said...

I can hardly wait to discover the secret to getting college freshmen to enjoy ballet.

Halcyon said...

I guess they got a discounted or free entrance. Or there is someone famous making a guest appearance. I would have been there lined up regardless!

Gunn White said...

If this had happened in Norway, they would probably have been paid for turning up.( half joke.) Or it would have been free. To watch a ballet costs quite a bit of money.
Anyway, I am impressed.
I look forward to see tomorrows photo.

Rob and Mandy said...

Well, you never know... I remember going to the English National Opera for Madame Butterfly, and the Opera was full of teens in absolute awe. For it was truly fantastic. So was probably this ballet.

Vogon Poet said...

This is quite incredible. You have to explain this a little better...

Andreea said...

Hard to believe.